Mayfield City Council passed three resolutions, as well as introduced its new city attorney on Monday night.
The council accepted resolutions amending the budget for the 2019-2020 fiscal year in the amount of $3,400 to support the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, and a second resolution to amend the same fiscal year budget in the amount of $15,250 to approve a bid for demolition of a public works building.
A third resolution was also accepted to rezone 1038 N. 15th St. from a residential zone to a municipal zone, as well as a building and lot extension on the 1000 block of the same street. The zone on North 15th Street as already being used for city municipal purposes, so the resolution was more a formality to make it officially in line for its current use.
Mayfield Mayor Kathy O'Nan introduced the new Mayfield City Attorney, Sam Boyd "Bo" Neely III. Neely continues his family legacy, serving in the position previously held by his father and grandfather. Neely's father served as the Mayfield City Attorney for 28 years, while his grandfather held the position for 38 years.
"We really care about this community. We really want it to succeed," Bo Neely said. "And I think I can help it succeed."
The city's new alcohol beverage control officer was also formally introduced, after the position had been moved from the city clerk's office to the Mayfield Police Department.
Brent Farmer, a retired police officer, has already begun working as the ABC officer for the city of Mayfield. City Clerk Tammie Johnson held the position before and will help Farmer assume his new role.
"It's going to be an adventure," Farmer said. "We're looking forward to going further."
Police Chief Nathan Kent said at the Police Committee meeting, which took place earlier Monday, and the city council meeting, that the Mayfield Police Department now has its own incinerator to destroy drug evidence. He said the department had previously used a crematorium to destroy the evidence, which cost upwards of $350 per use.
Kent also said that the incinerator came at no cost to the city, which was acquired through a grant partnership with Graves County Agency for Substance Abuse Policy and Graves County Sheriff's Office.
During committee reports, Councilman Johnny Jackson, who is on the Mayfield-Graves County Airport Board, reported that at the December Santa Fly-In event, Walmart CEO Doug McMillon landed at the airport. Jackson also said Walmart intends to sponsor the event in the future. Jackson said approximately 1,000 people attended the event to see Santa Claus fly into the airport to meet local children, and that it was the most people to attend the event.
The next committee meetings are scheduled for today at City Hall. The city's insurance committee will meet at 1 p.m., and the parks and recreation meeting will be held at 3:30 p.m. A codes committee meeting will meet Thursday at 1 p.m.
The meetings are open to the public.